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Biennial (rarely perennial) from a taproot and a simple stem-base; stems (20) 30-80 cm tall, stiff, erect, angled and branched.
Basal leaves pinnately lobed, long-stalked, less than 12 cm long, with 4-10 pairs of lateral lobes, terminal lobe largest, egg-shaped and entire or irregularly toothed; stalks glabrous or long, fringed-hairy; lowermost stem leaves with 2-10 pairs of lateral lobes, upper pinnately cleft with the terminal lobe the largest, often clasping the stem.
In single and terminal racemes or more often in compound, reduced racemes in lower leaf axils; flower stalks stout, more than 1 mm thick, 2-3 mm long; petals bright yellow, broadly spoon-shaped, 6-8 mm long; sepals pale yellow-green, about 2 mm long.
Erect to spreading-ascending siliques, 4.5-8 cm long, straight or nearly straight; styles 0.5-1.5 mm long, not beaklike; seeds 1-1.5 mm long, greyish-brown.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia